If you want to fly with the SkyTeam alliance, but aren’t flying to or from a member airline's hub airport, it can be worth looking for SkyTeam fifth-freedom routes. These are tag flights that neither start nor end in the operating carrier's home country. 11 of the 19 SkyTeam member airlines operate 34 fifth-freedom flights all around the world. This creates more … [Read more...]
SkyTeam is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Skyteam and its member carriers including Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Air France and KLM.
Most Skyteam carriers offer excellent wine as part of their meal service - often comparable to wine purchased through Qantas Wine Membership and similar programs.
Many Australians have status with Qantas or Virgin Australia. But very few Australians are even members of a SkyTeam frequent flyer program - let alone have SkyTeam status. The good news is that earning SkyTeam status is not that difficult. And holding SkyTeam Elite Plus status can be very handy if you ever fly with SkyTeam airlines such as Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam … [Read more...]
If you're an Australian-based frequent flyer, you're probably a member of Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity. You might even be a member of a Star Alliance frequent flyer program, such as Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer or Air New Zealand Airpoints. But most Australians completely overlook SkyTeam airlines and their frequent flyer programs. SkyTeam is the … [Read more...]
Guangzhou-based China Southern will exit the SkyTeam alliance from next year. The airline announced last Thursday that it will not renew its SkyTeam membership from 1 January 2019. The move has fuelled speculation that China Southern could join Qantas in the Oneworld alliance. For most Australians, China Southern leaving SkyTeam is no great loss. Very few Australian frequent … [Read more...]
The Delta Status Match Challenge offers a little-known shortcut to elite status on Delta Air Lines. These status benefits extend to Delta's partner airlines, including all SkyTeam alliance carriers and our very own Virgin Australia! If you already have elite status with an airline outside of the SkyTeam alliance, such as Qantas, you may be eligible for 3 months of … [Read more...]